Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Devil on the Cross is an intricate novel centered on a big feast called “The Devil’s Feast” by a group of student activists who want to expose the true nature of “A... Read more »

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks: Interviews with the Kenyan Writer by Reinhard Sander

Cumulatively the interviews reproduced here trace the trajectory of the author’s intellectual engagement with his times. This is a reader where Ngũgĩ reveals his thoughts and analysis of various African freedom movements,... Read more »

Black Awakening in Capitalist America: An Analytic History by Robert L. Allen

Black Awakening in Capitalist America: An Analytic History, is a classic study of the Black liberation movement of the 1960s. Examining Black Power and black capitalism, the student and radical movements, nationalist... Read more »

The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era by Janice Peck

Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey’s journey has taken her from talk show queen to, as Time Magazine has asserted, one of the most important figures in popular culture. Through her... Read more »

Dancing With Bigotry: Beyond the Politics of Tolerance by Donaldo Macedo & Lilia I. Bartolomé

One of the most pressing challenges facing educators in the U.S. is the specter of an “ethnic and cultural war”—a code phrase that engenders our society’s licentiousness toward racism. In Dancing with... Read more »

Matigari A Novel by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Matigari ma Njirũũngi (which means in Gĩkũyũ “the patriots who survived the bullets”—the patriot who survived the liberation war, and their political offspring), descends the mountains victorious after fighting in the long independence... Read more »

Detained: A Writer’s Prison Diary by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

The international outcry over Ngũgĩ’s detention without trial by the Kenyan authorities reached him even in Kamĩtĩ Maximum Security Prison. With great accomplishment, he describes the purposeful degradation and humiliation of the... Read more »

I Write What I Like: Selected Writings by Steve Biko

I Write What I Like contains a selection of Steve Biko’s writings from 1969, when he became the president of the South African Students’ Organization, to 1972, when he was prohibited from... Read more »

The Black Man’s Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State by Basil Davidson

In The Black Man’s Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State, Basil Davidson posits that the failures of the nation-states in Africa after “independence” from colonial domination, can be traced to... Read more »

The Struggle For Mozambique by Eduardo Mondlane

The author of this book, until his assassination early in 1969, was President of FRELIMO, the Mozambique Liberation Front. Here he analyzes the origins of the war in the economics of exploitation,... Read more »